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Mid Life Greetings from Finland

Mid Life Crisis and Mid Life Celebration greetings from Finland.

I’m here, representing the USA at the Master’s Track & Field World Championships.

I competed yesterday against the world’s best 400 meter runners in the 50-54 age group, finishing sixth in the first of seven heats.

My time was embarrassing by my standards, for a variety of reasons, yet my effort to make it this far is completely Gold medal worthy.

It reminded me, as you probably already know, doing our best is really what we all desire.

I vow to do my very best today.  A day is a terrible thing to waste.

Carpe diem, jeff noel midlife 🙂

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What Would You Do If….

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?

Boy, if you knew you couldn’t fail, it’s almost too easy, isn’t it?

But what if you could fail?  What if the odds are against you that you will fail.

Changes everything, doesn’t it?


That’s all I ask, “Why”?

I believe that life is hard, there are no guarantees, rewards are proportional to your effort.

Just to be clear, we’re not talking about becoming a millionaire. Simple stuff. Important stuff. Things that matter.

And the things that matter aren’t even things.

It’s stuff like Faith, Hope, Love, Gratitude, Forgiveness, Self-Control, Joy, Peace, and a few others.

So glad my mid-life crisis quickly turned into a mid-life celebration more than a decade ago.

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MidLife Celebration Is...

Mid Life in Finland?

Mid Life in Finland?

Yes.  Arrived yesterday.

Woke at 5AM local time, after a good eight hours of restful sleep.

Today is a brand new day. Of course, being at the Master’s World Championships is a huge jolt to my mid-life psychological stimulation.

I mean, who would have every thought? Me. World Championships?

What I try to do, and what I have already done, is stay motivated to live a Mid Life Celebration, so my wife and young son can see that Mid-Life is a blessing to be looked forward to.

Not some curse of mid-life crisis.

Make it a GREAT day, because if you don’t, who will?  If not today, when?

Carpe diem, from Lahti, Finland.  jeff noel  🙂

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Joy In Your Spirit

Mid-Life in Paris?

Mid-Life in Paris?



Paris. France. Le Tour de France.

But not for long.

Catching a flight to Helsinki. But you probably already know that.

Thank you for your support here.

When I get settled in Finland, wil do my best to add photos and video from this Mid Life Celebration.

Make it a GREAT mid-life day.   Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Peace In Your Soul



That’s how it feels at this moment.

It started yesterday when I came home to find the UPS package at the front door.

The official USA World Championship Team jersey.

To make sure it fit, I tore open the package and tried it on.

It fit perfectly.

Then it hit me.

Complete and utter disbelief, and yet at the same time, an indescribable feeling of honor, joy and responsibility.

At that very moment, I completely understood how the real USA Olympians must feel after spending a lifetime to make a dream come true.

I wish you the best as you think about whether your dreams are worth pursuing.

I know that, even if I finish dead last, the ten years was completely worth it.

Because now I now I tried my best. No regrets. None. It’s called Peace.

Carpe diem, jeff noel, out in Lane 8 🙂

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